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Latest Maternal-fetal medicine Stories

2014-02-24 16:23:58

NORWALK, Conn., Feb. 24, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- UBM Medica US announces that OBGYN.net, a leading online community for medical professionals specializing in women's health, will be featuring special coverage of key study findings and exhibitor presentations from the Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine's 34(th) annual meeting, The Pregnancy Meeting(TM), that was held February 3-8 in New Orleans. The Society for Maternal-Fetal Medicine gathers each winter for The Pregnancy Meeting to share the...

2014-02-08 23:00:50

Fetal Surgeons Treat Twin-Twin Transfusion Syndrome in Utero Philadelphia and New Orleans (PRWEB) February 08, 2014 Monochorionic twins who underwent in utero laser surgery for a life-threatening diagnosis are likely to show normal neurodevelopmental development at age 2, according to fetal medicine experts. Maternal-fetal medicine and clinical genetics specialist Nahla Khalek, MD, of the Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP),...

2014-02-07 16:24:06

March of Dimes Honors Abstract at SMFM Meeting NEW ORLEANS, Feb. 7, 2014 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New research findings may soon help doctors personalize preterm birth prevention treatments by identifying which women at higher risk for preterm birth will be helped by progesterone injections. Injections of one type of progesterone, a synthetic form of a hormone naturally produced during pregnancy, have been shown to reduce the risk of recurrent preterm births by about a third....

2014-02-04 23:22:28

The St. Louis Fetal Care Institute is now one of 28 medical centers in the United States and Canada to become a member of the North American Fetal Therapy Network (NAFTnet), which provides a system to foster collaborative research and develop fetal interventions to improve outcomes for babies diagnosed with fetal anomalies. Saint Louis, MO (PRWEB) February 04, 2014 “The advanced fetal care and treatment provided by centers such as ours is a relatively new area of medicine. This ability...

2014-01-28 04:21:06

SAN JOSE, Calif. and LONDON, Jan. 28, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- A team of clinical researchers from The Harris Birthright Centre for Fetal Medicine is leading a study to evaluate the implementation of cell-free DNA testing using the Harmony(TM) Prenatal Test in the UK screening population of 700,000 women per year. While the Harmony test is available throughout the UK, it is being offered only through private clinics where women pay directly for the test themselves. The Harmony test...

2013-11-11 16:23:46

HOUSTON, Nov. 11, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- On Saturday, dozens of families traveled to Houston from around the country and internationally for the Texas Children's Fetal Center family reunion. Since the first event in 2007, the reunion has brought together patients and their families who received life-saving fetal interventions and fetal surgeries for a variety of in-utero complications. The event has become a cherished experience for both Fetal Center families and staff. For...

2013-09-23 11:14:58

Determines best option for pregnancies complicated by poor fetal growth Researchers are conducting a clinical trial to help determine the best timing of delivery in preterm pregnancies complicated by poor fetal growth. Preliminary results from the trial, which are published early online in Ultrasound in Obstetrics & Gynecology, demonstrate better than expected health outcomes in this high-risk group of fetuses. Doctors are faced with a dilemma when deciding about the timing of...

2013-07-30 08:34:58

St. Louis-Based Practice Performs Telemedicine Tests for More Than 1,300 Patients Per Year ST. LOUIS, July 30, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Midwest Maternal-Fetal Medicine (MFM), a St. Louis-based group of high-risk obstetricians, tripled its number of telemedicine consultations during the first half of the year to accommodate a higher number of patients at outlying facilities. The practice cares for approximately 1,300 patients per year using telemedicine, which is available at its...

2013-07-10 08:27:02

HOUSTON, July 10, 2013 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Experts from Texas Children's Fetal Center published a study in volume 48, issue 5 of the Journal of Pediatric Surgery examining the maternal morbidity and reproductive outcomes following maternal-fetal surgery. The study focused on patients who underwent an ex-utero intrapartum treatment (EXIT) procedure, but also considered women who underwent mid-gestation open maternal fetal surgery (OMFS). Results show that undergoing an EXIT...

2013-06-06 23:17:14

The world´s most experienced fetal diagnosis and fetal surgery team hits record-breaking milestone Philadelphia, Pa. (PRWEB) June 06, 2013 Eighteen years after opening its internationally prominent Center for Fetal Diagnosis and Treatment, The Children´s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) celebrates 1,000 fetal surgeries — highly complex surgical interventions to repair birth defects in the womb. Approximately 4,000 fetal surgeries have been done worldwide, meaning a quarter of...